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Comet netters’ season ends at Class 1A Team Regionals

Press Staff Report

WAVERLY — Yogi Berra is famous for claiming “It’s not over until it’s over.”

Unfortunately for Charles City sophomore Hannah Hoffman, her season ended just as she was mounting a comeback.

After losing the first set to her Waverly-Shell Rock opponent during Saturday’s Class 1A Girls Tennis Team Regionals, Hoffman was leading 5-3 in the second set. But before she had a chance to force a tiebreaker, the match was stopped because the Go-Hawks had won their fifth and deciding match to advance past the second round.

“Once a team reaches five wins (out of nine matches), they stop play,” Charles City head coach Brian Parrott said.

The Go-Hawks later lost to Aplington-Parkersburg in the semifinal. The Falcons are set to play Decorah for the Region 1 Team Championship, Saturday at 9 a.m. at Luther College.

After losing 12 seniors from last year’s team, Parrott was pleased on how his young team performed this past season as the Comets were .500 in dual-meet play.

“And it’s encouraging to know that most of them plan on playing a lot of tennis this summer,” Parrott said. “They’ve seen what it takes to beat the better teams.”

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